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Gregor Samosa Was Banned by the Health Department

◆◆ · By JeffsPuzzles · Published 2022-05-14T14:44:21.715Z

Constructor's Note
Every week, the New York Times, in its "By the Book" feature, asks an author to pick as dinner guests any authors, alive or dead. This puzzle imagines one such dinner - more specifically a potluck where each author brings an appropriate contribution.
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  • Mike D 6s · 2022-05-14T16:31:29.827Z
    CANDIDEYAMS23AVoltaire brought his favorite sweet potato dish, _______[-----------] was good 😂
    • Jeff Linder constructor · 2022-05-15T00:14:19.930Z
      Thanks. I had fun thinking of theme entries
    • sjones8888 14:06 · 2022-05-14T19:49:20.655Z
      VERY nice! Thanks!
      • Jeff Linder constructor · 2022-05-15T00:14:46.827Z
        You're welcome! I appreciate the feedback.
      • p 18:07 · 2022-05-15T01:33:48.022Z
        toughy !
        • Jeff Linder constructor · 2022-05-15T23:05:34.305Z
          Thanks for solving - they won't all be this tough, I promise.
          • p 18:07 · 2022-05-16T03:33:46.675Z
            I enjoyed the challenge :0
        • Julia 14:06 · 2022-05-15T21:20:07.568Z
          This was a fun theme!
          • Jeff Linder constructor · 2022-05-15T23:04:50.215Z
            Thanks!
          • sal17 15:53 · 2022-05-16T11:56:40.295Z
            Great theme!
            • Jeff Linder constructor · 2022-05-16T23:09:26.819Z
              Thank you!
            • Sommersmith 🤓6:51 · 2022-05-19T01:32:24.853Z
              Fun puzzle with a pleasantly silly theme!
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                Lizzie alternative
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                Is (Sp.)
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                Planets, poetically
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                Given name of Dre's and Eazy-E's bandmate
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                Legendary sci-fi author Frederik ___
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                Ring
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                The author of The Alchemist brought a refreshing side dish of ____.
              8. 19A
                ___Five (classic Brubeck/Desmond album)
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                Unlike a magnet
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                In love
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                Voltaire brought his favorite sweet potato dish, _______
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                Twice penta-
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                Personal pronoun
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                Complain
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                EMT equipment
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                Desi:Lucy::Fred:___
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                Jodi ("My Sister's Keeper") brought her famous ____ in cream sauce (with 38 Across38ASee 36 Across[-------])
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                See 36 Across36AJodi ("My Sister's Keeper") brought her famous ____ in cream sauce (with 38 Across)[-------]
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                Astronaut John
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                Word on a candy heart
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                The "Y" in "YSL"
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                Dating letters
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                Saisons chaudes
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                Having finished all the absinthe, Oscar brought his favorite bourbon, _______.
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                Groundbreakers
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                Ligament relatives
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                Caballero's partner
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                Being a big fan of Indian lentils, Roald brought _____ (as well as a jar of James and the Giant Peach Chutney)
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                Gelatin substitute for vegans
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                Not ashore
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                Academic aide
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                Big name in home electronics
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                Search for
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                Those (Sp.)
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                ___ Raton
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                Prog. giving workers shares (an almost fabulist idea!)
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                SoCal soap opera
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                Very (slang)
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                Some musical releases
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                Broadcast journalist O'Brien
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                Title for Macbeth
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                Ever
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                Medical field meaning "measure of the view"
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                Raises
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                Verb rhyming with "make" and "cake"
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                Flexible Flyer, e.g.
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                Good thing to lend
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                Trial
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                "Real Time with Bill _____"
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                Rapper born Tracy Lauren Marrow
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                Meas. of engine efficiency
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                Lubricate
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                Scherzer or Kershaw, e.g.
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                Identifying as neither male nor female
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                AIDS cause
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                Dir. that's also a chemical ending showing a double bond
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                Samsung alternatives
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                "___ John's Band" (Grateful Dead classic)
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                Majority people of Rwanda and Burundi
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                4 Down4DVery (slang)[-----], in super-polite society
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                Words following "Hmm"
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                Swellings
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                Avoid
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                "Ain't I a ___" (Sojourner Truth)
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                Wipe
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                Bestow
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                Big name in Irish poetry
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                PalmPilots, e.g.
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                Othello antagonist
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                Slow down!
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                Many cameras, for short
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                Symbol of strength
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